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Hoover City Council 2-17-20

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The council plans to budget the other $1 million in start-up costs for a future year. Annual maintenance fees eventually will cost $546,000 per year. Read more

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The Hoover Service Club’s biggest fundraiser of the year, the 2020 Hearts in Harmony Gala, will take place on Saturday, Feb. 29, at the Hoover Country Club. Read more

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Hoover City Council President Gene Smith has announced he is challenging current Mayor Frank Brocato for the mayor’s chair in the Aug. 25 election, and other names are floating around as potential candidates for the mayor’s race as well. Read more

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Developer Lance Kitchens wants to rezone about 6.7 acres of a 26.6-acre piece of the old Smith dairy farm from agricultural and estate zoning to an R-1 residential district, like the rest of the land. Read more

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The garbage hauler has put cameras on all its trucks in Hoover and enacted landfill restrictions on recycling pickup day. Read more

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With new zoning restrictions in place, the City Council also lifted its moratorium against such businesses. Read more

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AT&T, Verizon and Crown Castle all have started building a network of “small cell facilities” that are designed to improve wireless communication for cellphones, laptops, tablets and other mobile communication devices. Read more

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Finley Center June 2019

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Eight months into fiscal 2019, the complex has had an estimated $31 million economic impact, the manager says. Read more

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Tattersall Park proposed master plan July 2019

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Greystone residents strongly objected to the proposal. Read more

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Hoover City Council 7-1-19

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The grocery store is planned to be built at the intersection of South Shades Crest Road and Morgan Road in southwest Hoover. Read more

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Strategic Development Concept June 2019

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Planning commissioners wanted a better summary and new plans for undeveloped areas. Read more

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But the council held off a decision to extend a fiber-optic line along Valleydale Road from U.S. 31 to almost U.S. 280. Read more

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Trace Crossings entrance sign 4-5-19

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Council President Gene Smith said a new connector road for Trace Crossings won't happen without the support of that community. Read more

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Parrish Building Co. wants to build a three-story, 60,000-square-foot self-storage facility and a 9,000-square-foot retail strip center. Read more

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PetSuites Resort revised layout Jan 2019

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The company eliminated the outdoor play area and added more soundproofing to the walls. Read more

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Bluff Park rezoning map 2-11-19

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Longtime Bluff Park resident Don Bennett wants to create a set of shops or a restaurant at the corner of Park Avenue and Valley Street. Read more

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Police officers now will be paid overtime for any time worked over 40 hours, instead of 43 hours. Read more

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Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato tried to lure the hospital to Hoover, but some council members opposed a proposed $20 million incentive package. Read more

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The council voted 4-3 in favor of the moratorium until city leaders can take a thorough review of their zoning regulations. Read more

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The Preserve town center rough sketch 10-8-18

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The commission also is recommending the City Council approve a 15,000-square-foot shopping center at the corner of Alabama 119 and Doug Baker Boulevard. Read more

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    The Hoover City Council meets at Spain Park High School on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020.

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    State, county and city officials listen to Shades Mountain Elementary School Principal Melissa Hadder speak during an assembly in which the school received the Alabama attorney general's 2019 Safe School Award for Alabama Board of Education Distirct 3 on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. On the front row, from left, are Attorney General Steve Marshall, Hoover Council President Gene Smith, Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato, state Sen. Jabo Waggoner and Hoover Councilman Mike Shaw.

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    Officials from the state of Alabama and city of Hoover pose for a photo after Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall presented Shades Mountain Elementary School in Hoover, Alabama, with the 2019 Safe School Award for Alabama Board of Education Distirct 3 on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. From left on the front are Hoover police Chief Nick Derzis, Hoover Councilman John Lyda, Marshall, Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy, Shades Mountain Principal Melissa Hadder, Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato, state Sen. Jabo Waggoner, Hoover Council President Gene Smith and Hoover Councilman Mike Shaw.

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    Hoover Councilman Mike Shaw, a member of the Hoover Planning and Zoning Commission, speaks about a request to rezone 5.6 acres of the old Smith dairy farm in Bluff Park so a developer can get a few more homes on the property. The commission voted 6-3 in favor of the developer's request on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020.

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    Hoover City Administrator Allan Rice, a member of the Hoover Planning and Zoning Commission (center), speaks during a hearing about a request to rezone 5.6 acres of the old Smith dairy farm in Bluff Park so a developer can get a few more homes on the property. The commission voted 6-3 in favor of the developer's request, with the condition that the subdivision not exceed 47 houses.

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    Hoover Councilman Mike Shaw, who also is a member of the Hoover Planning and Zoning Commission, (center) tells a developer he sees no compelling reason to rezone land in Bluff Park to allow for increased density in a planned subdivision during a meeting of the zoning board on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019.

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